Spider Veins Treatment in Phoenix, Arizona
Spider Veins gaining their name from their unique look and the tendency to spread as individuals age, spider veins can appear anywhere on your body. Like varicose veins, spider veins are veins that are much smaller that have become dilated and do not properly push the blood through the valves in the veins back up to the heart. This leads to the pooling of blood in the smaller superficial (close to the skin) veins.
The board-certified vascular surgeons at Western Vascular Institute specialize in diagnosing & treating spider veins. We will answer any questions that you may have and help discover the best treatment plan for you and your lifestyle. For more information, schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons, at one of our locations in Phoenix, Arizona.
What Causes of Spider Veins?
Like varicose veins, spider veins are caused by a condition known as venous insufficiency where the vein is unable to fully return the blood back up to the heart leaving the blood to back up in a given area.
What Are the Symptoms of Spider Veins?
• Swelling in the legs
• Heaviness in the legs
• Tiredness in the legs
How Are Spider Veins Diagnosed?
Physical examination by your vascular surgeon while standing to check for swelling. Your surgeon may also request ultrasound testing to check the functionality of the valves in your veins.
How Are Spider Veins Treated?
Using an ultrasound to direct the placement of a small needle the vascular surgeon will inject a sclerosing agent into the spider vein that will help the vein break down naturally and be reabsorbed by the body’s natural processes. The sclerosing agent causes the veins to collapse and for blood to reroute through healthier veins.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have been experiencing symptoms of spider veins it is important that you schedule an appointment with one of our highly-trained vein disease specialists. They will diagnose your symptoms and discover the best treatment option for you. For more information about our Vein Center, please call (480) 668-5000 to schedule your appointment today.